1973 Lotus Elite
Lotus’ get-go pub car was movement engined with arse bicycle crusade. Comparable all output Lotuses since the Zeal, the Elect II put-upon fibreglass for the hatchback bodyshell, mounted on a blade moxie figure evolved from the Flair and Europa. It had 4-wheel free-lance abatement victimisation curl springs. Mightiness guidance and air conditioning were optional from 1974. The Elect II was the footing for the Plaudit, and the ulterior Surpass four-seaters.
The Elect II was Lotus’ get-go car to use the “907” aluminium-block 4-valve, DOHC, foursome cylinder, 2.0 L locomotive. (The 907 locomotive had antecedently been victimized in Jensen-Healeys.) The 907 locomotive finally became the innovation for the Lotus Esprit powerplants, both naturally-aspirated and turbocharged. Elect IIs were usable with a 5-speed gearbox criterion; from January 1976 an robotic transmitting was optional.
Regarding operation, the Elect and Elect II (and the related Plaudit) are luminary therein the strain conquer weightiness is not practically concluded 2000 lb (907 kg). Formerly the motors compass their mightiness circle, both quickening and manipulation are telling.
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